Tips & Tricks

The Wanderlust Lifestyle of a Millennial

Over the years, I have met my fair share of young travelers. We have bonded, shared stories, and discussed how we were each able to travel so young. Out of all those I have met, I have yet to meet one who is wealthy enough to travel without care. I think this proves that there…

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Travel Memoirs: Looking Back at Our Most Unforgettable Experiences

Home About Destinations North America International Michigan Get Outside Adventure Hiking Camping Media/PR Gallery Contact TRAVEL MEMOIRS: LOOKING BACK AT OUR MOST UNFORGETTABLE EXPERIENCES Do you ever have to moments where you look back and think “I actually did that?!” Yeah, me too. I’m interested in hearing what some of your most breathtaking, thrilling, and…

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Iceland’s Ring Road: The Adventurers Dream

Home About Destinations North America International Michigan Get Outside Adventure Hiking Camping Media/PR Gallery Contact ICELAND’S RING ROAD: THE ADVENTURERS DREAM Iceland is like a nature IMAX film on steroids that is also the supermodel of life’s landscapes. It is simply stunning, almost to a point where I forgot I was actually living. It’s where…

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Eat Nothing and Climb Everything: Budgeting in America’s Southwest

Home About Destinations North America International Michigan Get Outside Adventure Hiking Camping Media/PR Gallery Contact EAT NOTHING AND CLIMB EVERYTHING: BUDGETING IN AMERICA’S SOUTHWEST     Yes, it’s true…America’s southwest is full of tour buses, selfie sticks, crowded parking lots and heat strokes. Why would anyone want to visit such a place? Because it’s really…

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20 Tips to Stay Under Budget While Traveling

I am completely aware that attempting to stay under budget on vacation is a real pain. However, over the years I’ve learned that it is a lot easier than expected.  Finding out the most convenient and efficient ways to save money on the road will allow for more future travels and less current vacation regrets.…

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The Summer Adventure Challenge

April showers bring May flowers and May flowers usually brings finals which makes me want to drop out of school and become a street performer. But…I survived. Summer is here! I may or may not have walked out of my last exam with my fist in the air singing I am the Champion while my…

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How to Capture Travel Moments: 11 Tips

Home About Destinations North America International Michigan Get Outside Adventure Hiking Camping Media/PR Gallery Contact 11 TIPS FOR CAPTURING TRAVEL MOMENTS   Every time someone tells me they think I take amazing photos I just want to hug them. It’s probably one of the best compliments I get just because it’s something I love to…

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Positives and Negatives of All-Inclusive Mexico

Home About Destinations North America International Michigan Get Outside Adventure Hiking Camping Media/PR Gallery Contact POSTIVES AND NEGATIVES OF ALL-INCLUSIVE MEXICO     If I could walk around barefoot, un-fancy and sleep in my hammock for the rest of my life I think I would be pretty content. So saying pulling up to a massive…

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14 Things You Learn When Traveling With Your Best Friends

Traveling with your best friends will cause some of the most memorable moments of your life. These travels don’t mean ocean jumping or plane hopping, it can simply be a weekend on the road discovering new places. Not only will the experience be down right amaze-balls, but it will also help you all discover yourselves…

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The 7 Best Sites for Budget Travelers

Home About Destinations North America International Michigan Get Outside Adventure Hiking Camping Media/PR Gallery Contact THE SEVEN BEST SITES FOR BUDGET TRAVELERS   I often get questions from readers (and friends) asking what sites I use to find the best deals for budget travel. I have many favorites and it’s hard to narrow down to…

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How to Spend New Years in NYC for No More than $550

For those of you who have been here since the very beginning, this will be a repeat post. For everyone else, this is the first piece I ever wrote on an account I had on a blogging site last year. Since New Years will be here before we know it, I decided it would be…

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The College Student Travel Bible

Sweet baby Jesus. Traveling as a college student is not a fairy tale. Holy poop on a stick. You know what? I love that we live in a society where everyone has hammered the idea into the brains of young adults that traveling is for the rich, the famous and the retired. BLARGH. I hate…

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10 Essential Items for a Road Trip

Home About Destinations North America International Michigan Get Outside Adventure Hiking Camping Media/PR Gallery Contact 10 ESSENTIAL ITEMS FOR A ROAD TRIP Road-tripping is one of the best feelings. It doesn’t matter where you are going, or how long you plan on staying, the journey to your destination is part of the adventure. When taking…

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How to Get a Free Flight to Europe

Home About Destinations North America International Michigan Get Outside Adventure Hiking Camping Media/PR Gallery Contact HOW TO GET A FREE FLIGHT TO EUROPE   Americans have two favorite words. The first being bacon, and the close second is the word ‘free’. If you have been dreaming of visiting the castles of Germany or the Alps…

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How to Handle Travel Annoyance

This picture was taken in Times Square, you’d think we’d be thrilled… After a major case of writers block this past week, I decided on a post that revolves around the annoyance of traveling. Because nothing ever goes as planned and a bad mood can ruin an entire trip, I’m looking at helping travelers get…

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An Amateurs Guide to Hiking the Half Dome

Home About Destinations North America International Michigan Get Outside Adventure Hiking Camping Media/PR Gallery Contact AN AMATEURS GUIDE TO HIKING THE HALF DOME   I can’t remember how I first discovered Yosemite National Park, but it was love at first sight. The iconic symbol of the Half Dome stood towering above the surrounding mountains, screaming…

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The Ins and Outs of Travel Transportation

Have you missed me? Because I know I’ve missed all of you! After disappearing from the blogging world for the past couple weeks I knew it was time to get my poop in a group and connect with you all again. I’ve been up to a bit of exploring and a lot of relaxing. After…

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10 Tips for Travel Preparation

Anyone who has ever stepped outside their house knows what it is like to feel as if you have forgotten something important; and having things go wrong before even getting to your destination can set the whole mood for what the rest of the time is going to be like. Especially when it’s something huge.…

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The Biggest Myth About Travel

Home About Destinations North America International Michigan Get Outside Adventure Hiking Camping Media/PR Gallery Contact THE BIGGEST MYTH ABOUT TRAVEL   So I thought it was only fitting to start off ShaleeWanders.com confronting the biggest piece of crap myth about travel. Guesses anyone? I’ll give you a hint: “How do you afford to travel so…

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